Damien

Pronunciation: da-hme-e-e-hn
Origin: Greece
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe

Damien, also spelled as Damian, is a name of Greek origin that originates from the Greek word Damianos, a variant of Damian. The term comes from the Greek word dama, which is often considered the first person of dami and means 'to conquer, master, overcome, or tame'. Damien may also be linked to Damia, an epithet given to the Greek goddess of the harvest, Demeter. The name is associated with the famous 2nd-century Saint Damian, also popularly known as Deruvian, sometimes considered the apostle of Britain, along with his companion Fagan, a Welsh bishop and saint. The name Damien has a rich history and is popular throughout Christian communities in Europe, likely due to the martyred Saint Damian. It is a name that represents strength and stability, making it a solid choice for those looking for a name with these qualities.

Damien Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Damien is currently #500 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Damien is currently #500 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Damien is currently #493 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Damien is currently #493 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Damien

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